President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Estate

When our friends over at History Hunters on YouTube recommended visiting the Eisenhower National Historic site in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania…how could I resist!?!? This little treasure of a historic location is right next to the famous battle field and it was amazing to walk where so many presidents, foreign dignitaries, and other historic figures walked beforeContinue reading “President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Estate”

TV, Movie, and Media Influencers Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

We revisit Arlington National Cemetery to visit the TV, Movie, and Media Influencers buried there! You may not recognize their names right away…but you DEFINITELY know the legacy they left behind. Intro 0:00John Daly (Who’s Line is It?) 0:25John Cooper (Superman’s Perry White) 2:06Charles Durning 4:10Jenn Introduction 6:43Priscilla Lane 7:46Sammuel Hammet (Maltese Falcon Author) 9:05MaryContinue reading “TV, Movie, and Media Influencers Buried at Arlington National Cemetery”

After Emmett Till

Emmett Till’s murder trial inspired the likes of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. Today I visit the Tallahatchie County Courthouse and walk in the footsteps of those present for those historic 67 minutes. 67 minutes is all it took for an all white jury to deliberate after a 5 day trial and come toContinue reading “After Emmett Till”

The Timeline, Locations, and Death of Emmett Till (part 2 of 3)

Today I visited the locations of Emmett Till’s kidnapping, murder, and eventual discovery. While these were not easy to find, it was important to walk through these historical locations to help remember this tragic event that sparked the Civil Rights movement in America. Rosa Parks said that she thought of Emmett Till when she refusedContinue reading “The Timeline, Locations, and Death of Emmett Till (part 2 of 3)”

What Happened to Emmett Till? (part 1 of 3)

Emmett Till’s murder in August of 1955 inspired the civil rights icons like Rosa Parks and Marin Luther King Jr. igniting the Civil Rights movement in America. In Part 1 of our 3 part mini series, we visit Money, Mississippi; the site of Bryant’s Grocery where Carolyn Bryant falsely accused Emmett Till of assault. Intro:Continue reading “What Happened to Emmett Till? (part 1 of 3)”

History of the FIRST HOME Elvis Ever Bought

I visited Memphis and of course I had to visit Graceland as well as the first home that Elvis ever purchased!! (before Graceland) Join me as I explore these historic locations, teach out a bit about their history, and talk about how Elvis still lives through his connections to the Memphis community. Intro 0:00Elvis’s FirstContinue reading “History of the FIRST HOME Elvis Ever Bought”

True Crime History | The UNSOLVED Case of the CLEVELAND TORSO KILLER

This week we visit the infamous unsolved serial murders of the Cleveland Torso Killer or the “Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run”. From 1934 to 1938 this serial killer murdered 13 people throughout the Cleveland area. Join us as we explore the real world locations of these gruesome acts and talk about the history behind them.Continue reading “True Crime History | The UNSOLVED Case of the CLEVELAND TORSO KILLER”

The Life of Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie

I got to learn so much about the amazing life of Oliver Hazard Perry and his career through the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie. Not only did he inspire his sailors to rally to victory, but he inspired many future generations with his raising of the flag stating “DON’T GIVE UPContinue reading “The Life of Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie”

On Location at the Unsolved Murder in The Penn State Stacks – Betsy Aardsma

Betsy Aardsma was murdered in “the stacks” of the Penn State University library in November of 1969. Despite a primary suspect, the police were never able to gather enough hard evidence to arrest anyone. Join me as I take you through the locations on the Penn State Campus where Betsy lived, studied, and sadly died.Continue reading “On Location at the Unsolved Murder in The Penn State Stacks – Betsy Aardsma”

Washington Crossing the Delaware

I was in history heaven when I finally got to visit Washington Crossing Park outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was incredibly to walk in the literal footsteps of our first president and in the very spot of such a pivotal historical victory for the Continental Army. Intro: 0:00The Painting: 0:37Visitor’s Center: 2:10McConkey’s Ferry Inn: 4:26MovementContinue reading “Washington Crossing the Delaware”